Things to consider

I am reading the book Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.  Click on the photo to see it on Amazon.  Kathy bought it for me for my birthday.  She is sweet.  It seems at this point to be thorough, and I am sure it will take a while to get through it’s 542 pages. It makes me think, already, while only 42 pages in, of those who have gone before us. Continue reading “Things to consider”

While Drucker was still living….

Ideas
Peter Drucker On Leadership
Rich Karlgaard, 11.19.04, [6:00] AM ET

Peter Drucker, 95th Birthday
Peter Drucker, 95th Birthday

NEW YORK – Peter F. Drucker was born 95 years ago today–can it be possible?–in Vienna. The universally known writer, thinker and lecturer now is nearly deaf and doesn’t get around like he used to. He stopped giving media interviews about a year ago. But in late October, Drucker granted an exception to Forbes.com at the urging of Dr. Rick Warren, the founder and head of the Christian evangelical Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif.

Peter F. Drucker at his home in California
The Drucker-Warren relationship may surprise many readers, but it goes back two decades, to when the young minister came to Drucker for advice. Under Drucker’s tutelage, Warren’s own success as a spiritual entrepreneur has been considerable. Saddleback has grown to 15,000 members and has helped start another 60 churches throughout the world. Warren’s 2001 book, The Purpose-Driven Life, is this decade’s best seller with 19.5 million copies sold so far and compiling at the rate of 500,000 per month. Continue reading “While Drucker was still living….”

Time of Tribulation

ten-Boom_CorrieTIME of TRIBULATION
by Corrie Ten Boom

The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers.

Christians are ambassadors for Christ. They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world. And because of our presence here, things will change.

My sister, Betsy, and I were in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck because we committed the crime of loving Jews. Seven hundred of us from Holland, France, Russia, Poland and Belgium were herded into a room built for two hundred. As far as I knew, Betsy and I were the only two representatives of Heaven in that room. Continue reading “Time of Tribulation”